Welcome to the SGAC Botswana page
Botswana is a landlocked country in Southern Africa at 22.3285° S, 24.6849° E coordinates. She is characterised by a lush landscape and nature with a dynamic culture and ethnicity. Her major economical driving industries have for a long time been Mining and Tourism with a Peaceful Nation.
Botswana is making fast and great stepping strives into the Space industry. Currently she is at ground breaking level in the industry. She is promising to have a powerful future in Space Science, Technology and Innovation through her unexplored natural and human capital resources. There is a fast growth of STEM and Knowledge societies which feed into the Space industry.
The Botswana government is developing strategies/policies in Space Science and Technology that encompass Research and Development, Regional and Global collaborations in Space projects. She is involved in the SKA, AVN VLBI and Development in Africa with Radio Astronomy projects. These projects have accelerated her human capital development. She does not have a Space Agency yet, nonetheless it’s a goal that is being pursued and will launch in the nearest future. One of the major thematic areas of development towards this agenda is building Knowledge Based Societies through her numerous research, development and innovation institutions such as BIUST,UB, BITRI and BIH. The nation is also participating in contributing towards the Space Agenda through societies and organisations such as Astronomical Society of Botswana (ASB), Women in STEM (WiS) and Women Engineers Botswana just to cite a few. With the strong economy she already has, as she pioneers into the Space industry , there will be employment and business creation. She is also looking forward to building gender inclusion and equality for the nation in the African and Global Space arena, thus contributing to SDGs.